Lyme RC Information Forums for November and December

Lyme RC Information Forums for November and December

We have put together some information for parents and youth riders in a forum format at the Club House on Friday Nights and then again repeated by way of the internet on a Wednesdays. 

Outline of the Forums

Wednesday 19th on line only 4.30pm and 8.00pm

An outline of the Forums for the next few months and also so you can see how they are going to work or put another way getting the teething problems out of the way.

Training for Youth Riders

Friday 21st November, Club House 8.15pm, Wednesday 26th, on-line 4.30pm and 8.00pm.

We will discuss, how much training each of the youth age groups are recommended to do and what type of training. Looking at how to use turbo trainer’s and rollers, why it is important to get the longer rides in, club runs etc.

British Cycling Racing Pathway

Friday 28st November, Club House 8.15pm, Wednesday 3rd D, on-line 4.30pm and 8.00pm.

We will discuss the racing pathway for youth racers, looking at races, were to find them, what type for each of the age groups and taking experience in to account. How the British Cycling system works and the advantages you have with being in a GO-RIDE Club.

Annual Planning and Goal Setting

Friday 5th Dec, Club House 8.15pm, Wednesday 10th, on line 4.30pm and 8.00pm.

We will discuss how to plan the year for youth riders, goals and then for older youth riders making up their training plans to improve their fitness and skills for goals they have set.

In January we will have follow up forums on the training, bike fit, how to book races,  nutrition, what to do at a races(preparation and race tactics).

If you to take part in the ON-LINE forums you will need to Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your email address and which forum you would like to join. Ideally a computer with webcam and mic, but you can use a tablet or phone. You will be able to see what is on my laptop on your screen and my webcam.

A link to GoTommeeting.  have a look.


You will be emailed a link 30 minutes before the allotted time which when you click on will take you to the meeting.  If it is the first time you have used GoTomeeting it will take 30sec to down load the information.

Mow Cop Hill Climb 2014 Lyme RC

Lyme Racing Club Hillclimb, Mow Cop, Sunday 12th October 2014


This year’s Lyme Racing Club Hillclimb on the ‘Killer Mile’ at Mow Cop saw an event record 76 riders on the startsheet, including 14 under-18s. Seven of 2013’s top 10 riders returned in 2014, including last year’s winner Tejvan Pettinger (SRI Chimnoy Cycling Team) and runner-up Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles). Early morning fog soon cleared to give us a great sunny morning for racing.


Early starter Mark Nulty (Manchester Wheelers) led the event for 40 minutes before eventually taking 16th overall – Mark had requested an early start so he could dash off up the M6 to ride the Rake hillclimb at Ramsbottom later in the day. Mark’s time was finally beaten by William Kershaw (Macclesfield Wheelers) who would take the 3rd fastest junior prize – Alex Copp (Lyme Racing Club) taking 2nd junior behind teammate Daniel Minor who set a new junior course record of 5:00.1, swiping two seconds off Jack O’Neill’s record from 2013 and quick enough for 9th overall.


Of the seven under-16s in the field, Joe Swinnerton (Lyme Racing Club) again claimed the fastest juvenile prize for the 3rd year running, his 5:31.7 just 0.4s outside his own juvenile course record. Swinnerton’s teammates Caleb Hill and Alex Coates took 2nd and 3rd juvenile prizes.


Nicola Soden ( was the fastest of the seven ladies entrants in a time of 6:02.4, ahead of Helen Eborall (Born to Bike – Bridgtown Cycles) and Fiona Prew (Stone Wheelers). Sandra Mackay ( missed out on 3rd by one second, but had the consolation of setting a new veteran ladies’ record of 6:46.1.

Fastest over-40 went to Tony Cope (Leek CC) who also took the prize in 2013. Chris Wilcox (Lyme RC) took 2nd vet, whilst Neil Skellern (Team Swift) broke his promise to never attempt to race up Mow Cop and was pleasantly surprised to take 3rd vet.


Chris Dyke (Manchester Wheelers) was the first rider to dip under 5 minutes this year - his time of 4:49.5 was matched exactly one minute later by Matt Cartlidge (Stone Wheelers) and the two riders would ultimately share 5th overall. 4th place went to Stu Marshall (Team Zenith – Buzz Cycles) just behind teammate Joe Clark who followed up his win in the Rutland CC hillclimb at Mam Nick the previous day by taking 3rd here with 4:28.9.


Matt Clinton took back the course record that Tejvan Pettinger had taken off him in 2013, setting a new mark of 4:22.8, just 0.1s quicker that Tejvan’s 2013 time. However, with the seeded riders off at the end of the field 2 minute intervals, Matt’s record would only last 1m58s before Tejvan set a new record of 4:20.4 to take the overall win.


I would like to extend my thanks to all helpers, marshals and officials who helped to make the event a success. Many thanks to all riders for supporting the event and I hope to see you all back at the 2015 edition. Lastly I’d like to wish the very best of luck to those competing in the National Hillclimb Championships in two week’s time – see you there! Will Corden



Position Rider Club Cat Time

1 Tejvan Pettinger Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team M 04:20.4

2 Matt Clinton Mike Vaughan Cycles M 04:22.8

3 Joseph Clark Team Zenith - Buzz Cycles M 04:28.9

4 Stuart Marshall Team Zenith - Buzz Cycles M 04:44.2

5 Chris Dyke Manchester Wheelers Club M 04:49.5

6 Matthew Cartlidge Stone Wheelers CC M 04:49.5

7 Jack O'Neill Mike Vaughan Cycles M 04:54.3

8 Will Corden Lyme Racing Club M 04:55.0

9 Daniel Minor Lyme Racing Club Jun 05:00.1

10 Mark Tickle Leigh Premier RC M 05:05.5

11 Chris Baines Buxton CC M 05:11.6

12 Alex Copp Lyme Racing Club Jun 05:13.8

13 Ben Norbury Congleton CC M 05:17.5

14 William Kershaw Macclesfield Wheelers Jun 05:20.4

15 Tony Cope Leek Cyclists Club V 05:22.1

16 Mark Nulty Manchester Wheelers Club M 05:23.8

17 Thomas Hanlon Harry Middleton Cycling Club M 05:29.0

18 Wesley Inskip Newcastle Racing Club 2001 M 05:29.0

19 Joe Swinnerton Lyme Racing Club Juv 05:31.7

20 Chris Bailey Swinnerton Cycles M 05:35.7

21 Chris Wilcox Lyme Racing Club V 05:43.1

22 Neil Skellern Team Swift V 05:43.6

23 Joshua Wilkes Lyme Racing Club M 05:45.0

24 Keith Minor Lyme Racing Club V 05:46.6

25 Nick Decker Congleton CC M 05:46.7

26 Olda Novak Uttoxeter CC M 05:46.9

27 Bernard Swinnerton Lyme Racing Club V 05:47.6

28 Simon Hodgkinson Goldtec M 05:48.2

29 Rob Sutton Liverpool Century RC M 05:50.4

30 Oliver Atkin Headquarters Club M 05:51.9

31 Joseph Earley Liverpool Century RC M 05:52.1

32 Darren Perry Lyme Racing Club V 05:54.1

33 Shaun Brassington Uttoxeter CC M 05:55.8

34 Miss Nicola Soden L 06:02.7

35 Kris Bowditch Lyme Racing Club M 06:04.8

36 Dr. Helen Eborall Born to Bike - Bridgtown Cycles L 06:10.4

37 Phil Birch Headquarters Club V 06:13.9

38 Ben Joughin Newcastle Racing Club 2001 M 06:15.3

39 James Brayford Lyme Racing Club Jun 06:17.3

40 Robert Rhodes Newcastle Racing Club 2001 M 06:19.0

41 Mark Allen Congleton CC Jun 06:22.4

42 John Hines Lyme Racing Club V 06:23.9

43 Matthew Oxby Lyme Racing Club M 06:32.9

44 Caleb Hill Lyme Racing Club Juv 06:35.8

45 Stephen Hall Lyme Racing Club V 06:38.0

46 Eliot Powell Lyme Racing Club M 06:41.0

47 Alex Coates Lyme Racing Club Juv 06:42.0

48 Miss Fiona Prew Stone Wheelers CC L 06:45.1

49 Miss Sandra Mackay L 06:46.1

50 Miss Iona Sewell L 06:49.1

51 Miss Claire Munton Vegetarian C & AC L 06:50.0

52 Mrs. Jayne Dickens Stone Wheelers CC L 06:51.1

53 Andrew Prince Crewe Clarion Whs V 07:01.7

54 David Prince Crewe Clarion Whs V 07:15.9

55 Aidan Morley Lyme Racing Club Juv 07:23.0

56 Richard Hunt Lyme Racing Club V 07:31.9

57 Farley Barber Lyme Racing Club Juv 07:38.8

58 Joseph Langford Congleton CC Jun 07:41.1

59 Alexander Powell Lyme Racing Club M 08:00.2

60 Ethan Dakin Lyme Racing Club Juv 08:41.3


61 Brian Powell Lyme Racing Club V 09:44.3

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Lyme RC Funding from Sports England

With thanks to Sports England and British Cycling, Lyme RC have been awarded funding for the development of the club and local cycling. 
The funding is to cover portable floodlighting, digital roller racing equipment, track bikes and Coaching courses. This will enable the club to offer more sessions over the winter and darker months for all ages. It will take a a couple of months to acquire some of the equipment so keep a look out for the new and extended sessions.
We will also be running an inter school roller competition for some Newcastle area high schools. 
Thanks again to Sports England and Nick Yarworth from British Cycling. Norman Bassett Club Coach

October 2014 Calender


Due to October being a bit of a change over month I have produced a calendar to help member to see what is on.

Sept 30th, first Wattbike, this week will be a test and come and try night. Biddulph High School Conway Rd, Knypersley, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7AR

October 2nd, Wattbike/turbo session at Biddulph High School Conway Rd, Knypersley, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7AR

October 3rd, GO-RIDE at the Club House 6.30pm, 7.15pm Rollers for all, riding the rollers skills and training. Whitfield Community Centre, Whitfield Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2JQ

October 7th First Wattbike League 6.30pm.

October 9th Wattbike/turbo session 6.30pm


OCTOBER 12TH Lyme RC Hill Climb, Mow Cop. Entries close Sunday 5th October, no entries on the day, first rider of 10.01am. More information on the Lyme RC Forum.

October 14th Wattbike League

October 16th NO session due to the un-availability of the school.

October 17th No Club House, The 2014 Track Prize Presentation will take place on Friday 17th October 2014 at

St John Fisher Catholic College, Ashfields New Rd, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2SJ

Rollers racing for under 16's will commence at 7.15pm with the main prize presentation taking place at 8.15pm.

October 21st Wattbike League

October 23rd Wattbike/turbo session 6.30pm

October 24th 6.30pm GO-RIDE AND ROLLERS the rollers will finish at 8.00pm.

8.00pm Lyme RC AGM This has yet to be confirmed.

October 26th Lyme RC Black Bank Hill Climb. Sign on 10.15am , First rider off 11.01am,

There will be the usual 3 categories:

                                  Up the Road ( for anyone over the age of 12yrs), Up the Pavement ( for Under 7's & for under 12's),                   Up the Verge (for MTB riders)

The 'Up the Pavement' category will determine the 2014 Under 7's Hill-Climb Champion & Under 12 Club Hill-Climb Champion girls/boys.  More information will be emailed out closer to the day.

October 28th No Wattbike League Half Term

October 30th Wattbike Turbo session 6.30pm

October 30th and 31st

Newcastle under Lyme-Activity Days

 Lyme Racing Club

To be held at Lyme Valley Stadium, Buckmaster Avenue,

Clayton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme.


11am till 3pm Daily – Fun/Coaching/ Races

£5.00 per day.

October 30th Cyclo Cross Coaching Day

October 31st Halloween Fun day.

Suitable for MTB and Cyclo Cross bikes.

Halloween Fancy dress Fun, with Sue the Witch, Vampire and Zombie Coaches

Age 6 to 16 years old. Riders will be split into ability groups. Novices and race riders.

Coaching will be on the grassy fields by the track.

Contact Norman Bassett 07803035845

or Sue Jones 07986958858

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October 31st 6.30pm GO-RIDE AND 7.15pm ROLLERS

Looking ahead in to November.

Nov 4th No Wattbike League, the School is not available sorry.

Nov 6th Wattbike Turbo session 6.30pm


From Nov 14th Friday Nights, MTB Coaching from 6.30pm, Youth Turbo sessions from 6.30pm, Rollers from 7.30pm.

The above sessions are subject to change due to the weather and also we may have some of the equipment from the funding. The lights will allow more outside coaching and the rollers more racing.



Lyme RC Mow Cop Hill Climb 2014

The Lyme RC Hill Climb is once again on Mow Cop this year, on Sunday 12th October 2014. First rider off at 10.01am.

The climb is 0.8 miles long, averages around 11% for the whole climb with the final ramp up to the finish reaching up to 25% gradient. 

Last year we had a record entry of 69 riders including 13 under-18s and 31 Lyme RC riders. Despite being unlucky with the weather, there was a great atmosphere out on the hill (brilliantly captured by Sue Jones here:, with many riders and their families sticking around to watch the top riders at the end of the field. The club once again offered excellent support in allowing the event to break even whilst offering a cracking prize list. 

With 60 entrants in 2012 and 69 entrants in 2013, this event is become well established on the hillclimb calendar and continues to attract the premier hillclimbers in the country. In 2012, former National Champion Matt Clinton took the win at Mow Cop en route to 3rd at the National HC champs, whilst Tejvan Pettinger took last year's Mow Cop title, beating Clinton's course record from 2012 during a run of 12 victories in 13 events before claiming the National title at the end of October. Tejvan has a popular blog - here's his writeup on last year's event:

Closing date for entries is Sunday 5th October. Entry fee is £6.00, address to send your forms to is: Will Corden, 18 Coplow Avenue, Upper Tean, Staffordshire, ST10 4JQ. You can also enter online by going to , takes all of five minutes and there's no wondering if your entry is lost in the post as you get an email confirmation from me shortly after entering.

A few other details and updates can be found here:

Any queries, get in touch on 07753 128105 or email wcorden @ Feel free to invite anyone I've missed who you think may be interested. 


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